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Cablegate: Dip Note From Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliky

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RR RUEHBC RUEHDA RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHGB #3349 2921001
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 181001Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RHEHAAA/WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0004

UNCLAS BAGHDAD 003349

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL OPDC IZ
SUBJECT: DIP NOTE FROM IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NURI AL MALIKY
TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

1. On October 18, Embassy Baghdad received a diplomatic note
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Iraq which
forwarded a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliky
to President George W. Bush. Below is the text of the letter.

Begin text:

Republic of Iraq
Nuri K. Al Maliky
Prime Minister
Baghdad, October 6, 2008

His Excellency George W. Bush
President of the United States of America

Dear Mr. President,

I have received your congratulation on the occasion of Eid
Al-Fitr with great pleasure and I sincerely thank you for it.

On this occasion I wish to send you and your esteemed family
my greetings and wishes for good health and comfort. I also
wish to convey to the American people through Your Excellency
wishes of well being, comfort and progress.

Please accept my deepest expressions of appreciation and
respect.


(Signed)
Nuri K. Al Maliky
Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

End Text

2. Embassy Baghdad will send original diplomatic note to
NEA/I via diplomatic pouch.


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